Jude Law as Vortigern
November 11, 2019

Vortigern, called “Gurthigern” by monk Gildas, was a 5th century ruler known for inviting the Saxons to Britain in order to stop the Picts and Scots from their incursions and allowing them to control the land. Vortigern is not a name per se; it means “Supreme Lord”. His actual name is unknown as are many…

Ygraine from the show, Camelot
October 21, 2019

Igraine is the mother of Arthur, formerly Duchess of Tintagel and later the Queen of England. According to the Welsh tradition, her name was Eigyr or Eigr. She’s the daughter of a prince. She also has a son named Gormant and seven brothers and two sisters. In the English tradition she had three husbands before…

the picts depicted fighting the romans
October 14, 2019

The Picts are a group of people who lived in Northern Britain during the Roman times and the traditional Arthur period. The Picts were some of the very first settlers of Scotland. There are myths that tell of their lineage, being apparently descended from the Celtic goddess “Brighid”. The first king of Scotland, Kenneth I,…

faerie queen 1: Knight Rising book cover
October 1, 2019

Big news! Knight Rising is finally available for purchase. This is the first book in the Faerie Queen series, loosely based on Edmund Spenser’s epic poem, The Faerie Queene. Get your copy today! Adapting the epic 16th century poem for modern audiences has been an absolute blast. And this book covers the first primary volume…

Classic Lady of Shalott artwork
September 23, 2019

Lord Alfred Tennyson’s four-part poem is based on the Arthurian Legend of Elaine of Astolat, who died for that love that surpassed all human understanding. Its recounted version was in the 13th-century Italian book Donna di Scalotta but the poem is an 18th Century work. Lord Tennyson composed the poem in 1842. The poem is…

Tom Thumb in a hand.
September 16, 2019

The story of Tom Thumb is one of the first recorded English Tales. He has been a popular character in the English myths and legends for centuries. His story was originally printed in 1621 by Richard Johnson. Tom Thumb’s Birth Back in days of King Arthur’s reign, Old Thomas and his wife had desires to…

Another An artistic representation of the Questing Beast
September 9, 2019

The Questing beast or otherwise known as Beast Glatisant, was a strange creature from the Arthurian lore. It was named because of the strange sound it makes from its stomach that could be likened to the same sound a pack of questing hounds makes. Its name Beast Glatisant is related to a French word Glapissant…

King Pellinore
September 2, 2019

Pelinore or King Pelinore is the King of Listenoise also known as Northumberland. He is said to be of the royal bloodline of St Joseph of Arimathea, the dynasty that protected the Holy Grail based on the Arthurian lore.  He is directly the son of King Pellam and the brother of King Pelleas and Allain…

An artist's rendition of camelot from the front
August 12, 2019

Camelot is the castle connected to the famous King Arthur. Camelot’s first appearance was in the early 12th century French Romances. In French Arthurian romances, its spelling had been changed a lot because the origin of the name is unknown. Its different spellings include Camalot, Camaalloth, Camahaloth, Kamaalot, Camaalot, Kamelot, Kaamelot, Cameloth, Camelot, Gamalot and…

The round table in Merlin
August 5, 2019

The Round Table is one of the most important components of Arthur’s Camelot. The Knights of the Round Table were men of honor, dignity and courage that protected damsels in distress, went to quests and battled for their country. During times of peace, knights did different activities such as hunting, jousting, and chivalry. The Knights…